Farewell To Kennedy jig

By Brendan Tonra

Also known as Slán Le Kennedy.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Farewell To Kennedy has been added to 19 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Farewell To Kennedy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:~d3 BAB|dAF DFA|~d3 BAB|dfd ecA|
~d3 BAB|dAF D2E|~F3 BAF|DEF E2D:|
X: 2
T: Farewell To Kennedy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:~F3 AFA|B/c/dB AFE|~F3 AFE|FED B,A,B,|
F2 F AFA|B/c/dB AFA|~B3 Bcd|DEF E2 D:|
|:d2 d BAB|dAF D3|ded BAB|dge fdB|
ded BAB|dAF D2 E|~F3 Bcd|DEF E2 D:|

Three comments

Slán le Kennedy (jig)

Learnt from Marcas O’Murchu’s flute playing. He cites Brendan Tonra as the composer as well as the source. It’s followed by another jig penned by Tonra, "The Man in the Bog": https://thesession.org/tunes/8685

The sleeve notes of the recording don’t mention who the title refers to. Possibly the assassinated President?

Damn I thought it said "Farewell to Kenny" for a second then! Now my hopes have gone back down 🙁

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Setting from The Man Himself

The setting I’ve posted is from the playing of Brendan Tonra, for those interested. And yes, slainte, the title does refer to the slain American President.That event would’ve only been a handful of years after Brendan emigrated here in 1959. What a shock that must’ve been for a new U.S. citizen such as Brendan!